Canada’s parliamentary backlog may serve as trigger for early election
Category: News & PoliticsVia: hallux • 3 weeks ago • 3 comments
By: David Ljunggren
Publicly, the prime minister insists he does not want an early vote, especially now while much of Canada battles a third wave of coronavirus infections. But it is increasingly likely he will seek one by the end of 2021, two years ahead of schedule, many well-placed Liberals say.
Trudeau, 49, has promised vaccinations to every Canadian who wants them by the end of September, and his budget includes C$100 billion ($81.4 billion) in extra spending over three years.
Pollster Leger this week put the Liberals at 34% public support, versus the Conservatives at 28%, enough for Trudeau to stay in office but not to win a majority. But other surveys show that Trudeau would win a resounding victory.
Some 110 bills introduced in the House have not passed. The budget is set to join that number shortly.